Doug Lyle Likes to Kill People

Doug Lyle may be Orange County’s most prolific serial killer.

He’s smashed 18-wheelers into station wagons, tossed dynamite into mine
shafts, hung victims by their ankles, or plain, old-fashioned shot them.

He is also a willing accomplice to hundreds – perhaps thousands – of other

That’s the opening of a great profile of Dr. Doug Lyle in today’s Orange County Register and his work as a consultant to mystery writers like me. Without him, Dr. Mark Sloan would be an LA screenwriter in his early 40s.

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  1. I’ve always thought Doug was an incredibly generous guy to help so many of us – I’m thrilled to see him get the recognition he deserves. My ‘mummy’ questions (in Deadly Collection) wouldn’t be accurate without Doug.


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